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have brought the seeds of food plants, while for companionship, and to some extent for food, they give their dogs a place in the canoes.
. . . When their villages are built you shall note how kind and hospitable they are to strangers of whatever race. Also you shall be convinced that among the gentlemen of their tribes a lie is a thing abominable and abhorred, and the word of a chief, once passed, most rarely broken.
Are they then faultless, these new-comers to the land which Maui fished up from the sea? No; for they are men, and men yet stumbling in the night of paganism. There is no need to catalogue their faults; they are common to savages.
R. Horsley.aNew Zealand. By permission of Messrs. T. C. e E. C. Jack.
Maoris and Native HouseMaoris and Native House